The Reproductive System at a Glance / Edition 2

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The Reproductive System at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for medical students. The at a Glance format presents each topic as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams encapsulating essential knowledge. This volume, formerly Human Reproduction at a Glance will appeal to all medical students, junior doctors on Foundation Programmes and for those revising for final exams. The book is also suitable for those training in allied health professions, such as midwifery, and biological medicine.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Great - straightforward - fantastic. 3 words I have to say about this little minx of a Glance. It takes you from the pituitary gland all the way through girls and boys anatomy, fertilisation, pregnancy, gynae conditions and finally to a few nasty bits and bobs you only want to read about - not have...Heffner and Schust have done well, with a nice double spread covering each topic; you can either just look at the siccinct diagrams or read all of the text for that well rounded approach." Black Bag, Bristol University Medical School Gazette

"A well written book with clear descriptions of the normal reproductive function of both sexes and their disorders...Perfect for those PBL sessions on reproductive biology." Surgo, Glasgow University Medical Journal, 78:4

"Exactly as the title says, you get brief but detailed information on hormone production and action on reproductive system development, and the associated disorders. It is brilliant for gaining a basic understanding of the reproductive system. With the aid of colourful pitctures and reasonably simple explanations, this book makes it easy for you to understand the basic principles." QMM Magazine, Birmingham University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405129831
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: At a Glance Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda J. Heffner is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Boston University School ofMedicine, Boston, MA, USA

Danny J. Schust is David G. Hall Professor of Obstetrics andGynecology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility,Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women'sHealth, Missouri Women's and Children's Hospital, Columbia,MO, USA 

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Normal human reproduction
1 The pituitary gland 10
2 Gonadotrophins 12
3 Steroid hormone biosynthesis 14
4 Steroid hormone mechanism of action and metabolism 16
5 Reproductive genetics 18
6 Gonadal development in the embryo 20
7 Phenotypic sex differentiation 22
8 Gross anatomy of the male reproductive tract 24
9 Microscopic anatomy of the male reproductive tract 26
10 Gross anatomy of the female reproductive tract 28
11 Microscopic anatomy of the female reproductive tract 30
12 Puberty in boys 32
13 Puberty in girls 34
14 Male reproductive physiology 36
15 The menstrual cycle 38
16 Human sexual response 40
17 Fertilization and the establishment of pregnancy 42
18 Placental structure and function 44
19 The protein hormones of pregnancy 46
20 The steroid hormones of pregnancy 48
21 Maternal adaptations to pregnancy 50
22 Labour 52
23 The breast and lactation 54
24 Menopause 56
25 Contraception 58
Pt. 2 Human reproductive disorders
26 Abnormalities of male sexual differentiation and development 60
27 Abnormalities of female sexual differentiation and development 62
28 Precocious puberty 64
29 Delayed or absent puberty 66
30 Primary amenorrhoea 68
31 Secondary amenorrhoea 70
32 Hyperprolactinaemia 72
33 Sexual dysfunction 74
34 Infertility 76
35 Multifetal pregnancy 78
36 Spontaneous pregnancy loss 80
37 Pre-eclampsia 82
38 Breast cancer 84
39 Testicular tumours 86
40 Diseases of the prostate 88
41 Ovarian neoplasms 90
42 Endometrial cancer 92
43 Cervical cancer 94
44 Genetic imprinting and reproductive tract tumours 96
45 Sexually transmitted diseases of bacterial origin 98
46 Sexually transmitted diseases of viral origin 100
47 Syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus 102
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